Updated: Nov 2, 2021
With all the recent news about the mars rover I wanted a piece of the action,
I wanted to make a scale version of the Perseverance rover.
And after discussing it with my partner,
They persuaded me to start smaller.
So I started working on a small tank instead and zippy was born.
Here’s the list of things I used:
The first version is no more then some motor on a 3d printed body, controlled by plugging in wires to the battery
I wrote some simple code to control zippy through a website hosted on zippy,
All of which is on my GitHub
And then started piling on and zip tying everything the the body.
As a v1 it worked very well, well enough to keep me interested in the project
And with enthusiasm I started V2.
I want to thingiverse and looked around for a good tank Model and settled on:
And stuffed all the same electronics from 1.0 in there, which meant the all the parts where moving around inside.
So I designed some parts to hold the batteries and the raspberry pi zero w along with the motor driver in place.
I won’t be sharing these parts because they are very basic and specific to my application.
I was really determined to control zippy with a xbox one controller, and after hours of playing around and debugging it
till it worked.